9. Midnight Moment Returns to Times Square
In Your Absence the Skies Are All the Same (2013), Kambui Olumi. Photo courtesy of Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ.
Times Square Arts has officially announced the return of their signature art exhibition, Midnight Moment. The piece is the world’s largest and longest running digital art show, and is displayed nightly on the electronic billboards of Times Square every night from 11:57pm to midnight. The program’s fall season will give New Yorkers the opportunity to enjoy free, site-specific works by renowned artists, including Mabui Olujimi, Optical Animal, and Zina Saro-Wiwa. September will kick off with Kambui’s In Your Absence the Skies Are All the Same, a kaleidoscopic compilation of over 40 views of the sky from all around the world.
This news comes as New York City reopens, and the once bustling Square begins to see more foot traffic. Where the iconic space once saw thousands of visitors a day, the pedestrian count has fallen to record lows. However, as the city reopens more people are starting to return to the famous intersection, just in time for the return of Midnight Moment.